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"Genetic Variation Helps Rescue Endangered Panthers." Genetic Variation Helps Rescue Endangered Panthers. University of California - Berkeley, Dec. 2010. Web. 30 Mar. 2016. http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/news/101201_panthers.
What is the most likely reason for introducing the 8 Texas (TX) pumas as shown on the graph?
The Texas pumas were introduced as a predator to control the size of the Florida and Everglades panther populations.
The Texas pumas were being relocated to a climate more conducive to their adaptations. This was necessary due to climate change.
The Texas pumas were not purposely introduced, but accidently brought in by humans.
The Texas pumas provided competition for resources with the Florida and Everglades panthers.
The Texas pumas provided genetic diversity for the whole panther population to prevent inbreeding depression from occurring.